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Oh snap! (and crackle and pop)…Rice Krispies go gluten free

I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.  Rice Krispies have finally eliminated the malt barley from their recipe and gone gluten free! Check out the Rice Krispies website for more info on the cereal, which they’re branding as “a gluten-free option with the same beloved sound”.

Can’t wait to go on a scavenger hunt to find these around DC.  I’ll update when I find them!


Eco-Planet Organics Instant Hot Cereal

I was in a ridiculously long line at Whole Foods, looking for something to amuse me, when I came up to a discarded grocery item that I had to reclaim for myself.  It was eco-planet instant hot cereal!  It has “more protein, fiber, and Omega-3s than any regular oatmeal – with less sugar,” so I figured that it could be a great alternative to my usual oatmeal in the morning.

Orphan cereal

I took this little guy home and whipped him up with some cranberries (left over from stringing them on our Christmas tree), cinnamon, milk, and maple syrup.


It’s a great quick and satisfying snack, or a light breakfast.  Plus it’s got to be good for you with all of the super-grains it has in it (amaranth, chicory root, flaxseed, chia flour, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet).

I’m definitely going to bring a few of these individually-wrapped packets with me next time I travel (certainly beats hotel powdered eggs).

Get it here.

Tribute to Gluten Free Chex

Over Memorial Day weekend, in a giant Giant supermarket in Easton, PA, I found my long-lost hidden friend – CINNAMON CHEX!!  I haven’t been able to find them in Queens or Manhattan, and there they were!

These must have been recently re-engineered, because they are more delicious than ever (seems like they put more of the chocolate or cinnamon flavor on the chex).  I love that they are certified gluten free, I love that they are crunchy and snackable, and I love that there are four whole varieties that you can mix and match and make into recipes!

Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch, Lemon-Rosemary Crunch, Deviled Chex Mix, Buffalo Chex Mix….
The possibilities are mind-bogglingly endless!!  Get some gluten free Glutino pretzels, or some nuts, or some popcorn, and you can run WILD!



My favorite – Chex Muddy Buddies (or puppy chow, as I like to call it :))

Breaking news – just saw that there are STRAWBERRY CHEX!?!?! Maybe they got discontinued, I sure hope not.


And the hunt begins…

**Update: strawberry chex were discontinued in February.  Why do bad things happen to good people?!